L. Ray Whiteside
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Whiteside was born May 20, 1930, in Childress, Texas, and graduated there from Kirkland High School in 1947. He was a member of Alpha Chi and worked in The Grill while a student at ACU, and wed Betty Tomkins in the parlor of McKinzie Hall on March 10, 1951. Betty had moved to Abilene from London, England, to help a sister rear her children, and the couple met while volunteering in bus ministry at the North Park Church of Christ.
He was a teacher in a one-room public school in Illinois from 1949-50 and a neuropsychiatric technician in the U.S. Army Medical Service from 1953-55.